RAPID: the anti-poaching device that will save South Africas' Rhino's

In an effort to catch rhino poachers, a rhino conservation group has developed a spy camera which can be fitted on the horns and in the heart monitors of a rhino.

Real-time Anti-Poaching Intelligence Device (Rapid) was created by a British scientist Dr Paul O’Donoghue following a surge in rhino poaching in South Africa.

The device includes a camera, a heart-rate monitor linked to an alarm and a satellite-tracking device that will enable the authorities to scramble a helicopter as soon as a rhino is killed or in panic.

CapeTalk’s john Maytham spoke to Steve Piper, Director of Project - the conservation organisation which created Rapid:

The best thing to do is to drill a hole in the base of the horn and implant the camera in there... it is not painful for the rhino at all.

Steve Piper,Director of Project

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:


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